Starting today, Lenovo is offering a significantly expanded range of OEM Linux PCs to the general public. Earlier this year, Lenovo began offering Fedora Linux pre-installed on its laptop Systems Including the Thinkpad P1 Gen 2, Thinkpad P54, and Thinkpad X1 Gen 8. Today’s announcement makes Ubuntu Linux much more widely available than desktop and laptop computers.
|ThinkPad T14 (AMD and Intel)||ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5||ThinkPad P1 Gen 3|
|ThinkPad T14s (AMD and Intel)||ThinkPad L14||ThinkStation P340|
|ThinkPad T15p||ThinkPad L15||ThinkStation P340 is compact|
|ThinkPad T15||ThinkPad P15s||ThinkStation P520c|
|ThinkPad X13 (AMD and Intel)||ThinkPad P15v||ThinkStation P520|
|ThinkPad X13 Yoga||ThinkPad P15||ThinkStation P620|
|ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3||ThinkPad P17||ThinkStation P720|
|ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8||ThinkPad P14s||ThinkStation P920|
The hardware itself – and its Ubuntu certifications – aren’t new, but the general accessibility is. Previously, these systems were only available to enterprise customers via a dedicated quote, but the 27 new models – which mostly feature Ubuntu 20.04, with the exception of L-series laptops that feature Ubuntu 18.04 – will now be available for retail purchase through Lenovo. .com. Just beware of the footnote warning that some models may be limited to certain markets.
Although it was easy for individual customers “familiar with” enterprise model certifications to only purchase those devices with Windows and install Ubuntu themselves, the new OEM software removes roadblocks in both knowing which systems to purchase and getting factory support on them once installed .
Igor Bergmann, Lenovo’s Vice President for PCSD and Cloud Software, said the goal of the certification and preinstallation program is to “remove complexity, and provide the Linux community with a premium experience [Lenovo’s] Clients know us. “Deputy Head of Engineering Department Dean Henrichsmeyer added,” this cooperation [offers] Ensuring long-term stability, added security, and simplified IT management.
Lenovo will provide a full range of support including web-based and phone-based assistance for any platform related issues associated with pre-installed Ubuntu systems.